This past weekend, we noticed that the drain in the shower wasn’t draining. I took a shower in the morning, and that afternoon there was still shin-deep water in the tub.
So I went and bought some Liquid Plumr and set about trying to clear the drain. Didn’t work. The water was running out extremely slowly; bad news as it’s been in the high 90s low 100s all week and we wanted to shower. Bought some “Power Jet” stuff that’s supposed to blast the clog out. You can’t use it if there’s Liquid Plumr in the environment though (as there’s a danger of splashback, a bad idea for a product with sodium hydroxide. So I used the shop vac to get the rest of the water out, cleared the drain as much as I could, and blasted away. No luck. Tried again. No luck. Tried Liquid Plumr one more time. No joy.
So I called RotoRooter, who showed up this morning. The guy walked into the bathroom, turned the water on, and flipped the lever that opens the drain. Out flows the water.
That’s right, folks. I’ve been trying to clear a closed drain for a week.
I blame it on the cat.